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November 14, 2009 – Page 2 – QNotes

Charlotte, here’s your chance

Editor's Note

Almost a month before this year’s elections, my Editor’s Note column asked for two things: First, I implored our community members to get out and vote. Second, I demanded progressive, LGBT-inclusive action from the Charlotte City Council if Democrat Anthony Foxx was elected mayor. In that column, I wrote: “Some Charlotte city leaders have suggested …

Exciting changes for Q-Notes

Staff Editorial: Letter from the Publisher

The Q-Notes staff is excited to announce two new changes we hope will streamline your experience as a reader and strengthen our ability to deliver you the best and most up-to-date LGBT news, arts, entertainment and opinion across the Carolinas. CityPages Coinciding with the distribution of our Oct. 31 print issue, we unveiled our new …

The senator makes the grade

General Gayety

People in the public eye who utter inanities about gays keep me busy. I regularly poke into the verbal and written slams offered up by folks all around the world, from Oklahoma state legislator Sally Kern (Homosexuality is “the biggest threat our nation has, even more so than terrorism.”), to Moscow Mayor Yuri Luzhkov (Pride …

Locked in a prison of our own devise

T-Notes

There are several fundamental themes that always seem to repeat themselves in trans matters: if the bathroom issue is most insidious, then the battle over language and nomenclature is surely close behind. In his latest book, Dan Brown has drawn attention to the latter. Although I am neither a freemason nor a Rosicrucian, I will …

Queer Cruising

Print Exclusive: Getaways and vacations to escape the dreary winter doldrums

It might technically still be fall, but all you Southern boys and gals know what’s coming. It’s 45 degrees outside right now and you’re already freezing your butt off. Whatcha going to do when it hits the freezing mark? Maybe the beginning of winter isn’t so bad, you know. The holidays are coming up and …

TripOut: Top travel destinations win in reader awards

Logo’s TripOutGayTravel.com highlights best of best

MTV’s Logo network and its TripOutGayTravel.com unveiled the winners of their first ever TripOut Gay Travel Awards this month. Decided by more than 100,000 votes from the website’s readers and Logo viewers, the awards honor the destinations and travel services that deserve such unique titles including “Sexiest Place on Earth,” “Best Breakout Destination,” “Ultimate Luxury …

Top gay winter getaways

Bask in the sun and be warm this winter

Our QLiving’s Print Exclusive feature this issue highlights some of the great gay and lesbian cruises and winter resort getaways offered by vacation companies like Olivia and Atlantis Events. If cruises aren’t your thing, or you prefer the relaxed environment of a personally-planned vacation, there are plenty of opportunities around the globe. Here are some …

Out in the Stars: Nov. 14-27

Venus, the planet of love, moves into passionate Scorpio and squares expansive Jupiter. Who knows what can happen? Dreams of love and fame may wind up on the cutting room floor or on the front pages. Wish upon a star, but be careful for what you wish. Melodious can turn malodorous the morning after. SCORPIO …

Threeway sex means take care of everyone

Tell Trinity

Hello Trinity, Why would anyone have threeway sex? And, if I do try it, isn’t it complicated and unfair to one of the three? Three’s A Crowd, San Diego, Calif. Hello Three’s A Crowd, Why would anyone want two people at once attending to their erotic desires, their erogenous zones and their endless fantasies? Darling, …